cx123
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Airbus Toilets

Fri Jun 25, 2004 12:07 pm

On my recent trip from HKG-SYD, the person who sat next to me made the following comment:

"Who ever design the toilets in the airbus must be a woman! The curvature of the wall makes it difficult for the man to use. Again, the french are always putting form over function (eg. CDG)"

Coming to think of this, it is true, The curvature of the wall does intrude more in the Airbus than the 744.

Just an interesting thought

Hopefully things will improve on the 380
 
Tasha
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RE: Airbus Toilets

Fri Jun 25, 2004 12:09 pm

Who ever design the toilets in the airbus must be a woman! The curvature of the wall makes it difficult for the man to use. Again, the french are always putting form over function (eg. CDG)"

You know, come to think of it... you're right

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cx123
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RE: Airbus Toilets

Fri Jun 25, 2004 12:15 pm

I know hahaha!! I never thought of that as I never spend enough time in the bathroom. But I guess it is harder for men to "Aim Accurately"! given their face can be blocked by the wall.
 
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RE: Airbus Toilets

Fri Jun 25, 2004 12:16 pm

I second that.
And the next time, ladies, you gripe about your husband's aim... blame it on the WOMAN that (by process of elimination) must have designed Airbus lavs. Hahaha.

R
 
Tasha
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RE: Airbus Toilets

Fri Jun 25, 2004 12:18 pm

I have flown on many diffrent AB types, 319,320,321,330, and the 340 - yet they do have... What whould you call it? Intrusions perhaps in the restrooms over the commode. I think the only one that didn't was the 330 which had restrooms in the center also. I could see were it would be difficult for a man to pee, especially if he's tall.

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cx123
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RE: Airbus Toilets

Fri Jun 25, 2004 12:19 pm

hahaha!
And tell your husband to travel in more Boeing aircrafts!
 
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RE: Airbus Toilets

Fri Jun 25, 2004 1:58 pm

I have no problem in Airbus toilets. I can seem to aim correctly on all aircraft. The only reason for "spills" is turbulence. You sure someone was not hitting the "sauce" during the meal service?

Airplane toilets are confined closets to begin with. You will never be comfortable in either Boeing, Airbus, McDonald Douglas, Fokker, ERJ's, CRJ's, SAAB, etc...

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7e72004
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RE: Airbus Toilets

Fri Jun 25, 2004 11:57 pm

Try using one of the toilets in a regional jet or a j-41! You almost have to be a contortionist if you are a man and need to take a pi$$!  Big thumbs up
The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
 
hz747300
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RE: Airbus Toilets

Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:51 am

To avoid having to deal with the curvature problem I always pee in the little sink in the bathroom.
Keep on truckin'...
 
Guest

RE: Airbus Toilets

Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:57 am

Personally i dont see why in this day and age airlines cannot incorporate toilets into the seats. It would certanly save me getting up inflight and they could install more revenue producing seats where the toilets once were.
 
7e72004
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RE: Airbus Toilets

Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:59 am

That is sick...pi$$ing in the sink...i hope you wipe it down after you are done you sick ba$tard!  Big grin
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UA744KSFO
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RE: Airbus Toilets

Sat Jun 26, 2004 3:25 am

Or they could just put Depends (for people with bladder disorders) in the seatback pocket along with the barf bags!
 
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RE: Airbus Toilets

Sat Jun 26, 2004 4:15 am

I am very surprised I thought Airbus "Aimed to Please"
 
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RE: Airbus Toilets

Sat Jun 26, 2004 4:39 am

The headroom above the head, or the curvature of the wall behind the biffy is a function of just one thing - the diameter of the tube (fuselage) it is mounted in.

Airbus 320-series bigger than 737, smaller than 767 etc.

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RE: Airbus Toilets

Sat Jun 26, 2004 4:58 am

Airbus 320-series bigger than 737, smaller than 767 etc.

320 is wider than 737 at floor level, but at (seated) shoulder level and above, 737 is wider, and that affects the lav.
 
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RE: Airbus Toilets

Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:33 am

"Or they could just put Depends (for people with bladder disorders) in the seatback pocket along with the barf bags!"
How will someone put them on? And that's a little bit embarrassing, don't you think? Big grin
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RE: Airbus Toilets

Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:56 am

Peeing in the sink! - Damn I hope you were drunk (each time) since it is usually either drunk people or lazy sods who relieve themselves in the sink.

Now for a bit of extra knowledge nobody wants:

Did you know that on the Airbus A320 (Most models) the toilet flush is 70mph!!! of course this varies between some aircraft varients who have different systems, ahem.

No I didn't research it, I was reading the A320 Aircraft chapter in the cabin crew manual and that is as far as I got.

Phil
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RE: Airbus Toilets

Sat Jun 26, 2004 8:45 am

DASELL develops and produces lavatories for various locations and requirements inside of commercial aircraft. As a OEM (original equipment manufacturer) DASELL delivers sanitary units for the entire AIRBUS family (A300, A310, A318, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340, A380). In addition to standard aircraft lavatories, lower deck lavatories and handicapped-accessible modules DASELL provides washrooms or shower cabins.

http://www.dasell.com/lavatories/lavatories.html

First Class Lavatory for long range aircraft such as the AIRBUS A380

The design was specially developed for the new generation of long range aircraft like AIRBUS A380, but it can also be adopted to the requirements of any other aircraft.

The aim was to create a new exciting interior to meet the demands of higher standards. Fine materials, new surface appearance, special focus on illumination and noise reduction.


http://www.dasell.com/lavatories/a380-first-class-lavatory.html
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RE: Airbus Toilets

Sat Jun 26, 2004 9:06 am

The downstairs toilet on the LH A340-600 is great. I could pee standing up.

But the worst enemy of those who believe toilets should be ergonomic is the airlines.

On a BA flight in J class seated upstairs in a 744 some genius had designed the baby change table to fold up from a location beside one's knees when seated, which meant that one's friggin* knees were so close together it was almost impossible to use the toilet paper without standing up.

You'd think the world's favourite airline (not) could adopt a successful design, like a folding down baby change table, just one of many examples of stupidity on that carrier's part that has me dreading the next time I have to fly them.

The other think that struck me last time I flew them through LHR was watching a whole line of people waiting to check in under a giant Club World sign being asked by a cretin whether they 'really meant to be checking in in economy?'. Now if that isn't insulting, and a foolish waste of a wage, I dunno what is. Like he didn't even ask in any language other than english, so the logic of the question totally failed me, like the toilet.


 
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RE: Airbus Toilets

Sat Jun 26, 2004 9:32 am

It might just be me - but isn't it against the rules to stand up & pee? I mean, I recall being told thatn when using the lav in flight, always sit down in case of a bit of turbulence.
 
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RE: Airbus Toilets

Sat Jun 26, 2004 12:05 pm

Lord help us! I'm about ready to puke! Pee, Depends, peeing in the sink(!!!!!!!!!!!), STOP THE THREAD I WANNA GET OFF!!!!!!!!!!! Big grin
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RE: Airbus Toilets

Sun Jun 27, 2004 3:22 pm

i thought i was the only person on earth that though this about airbus. made me laugh.
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